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Earliest North Bay memories were ‘saucy’

Earliest North Bay memories were ‘saucy’

Let me start with a little North Bay history, before my parents arrived there in May of 1941. By that time, it had grown significantly and was beginning to shed its ‘frontier town’ roots. Because of its location on waterways, North Bay was an ideal location for the...

Same old, same old …

Same old, same old …

I have been sitting on this blog / article for quite some time because I know many won’t get it, or many just won’t read it because it is about politics. The strange thing is, that so many people do not seem to understand that politics affect everything you do in your...

VIDEO: Snake haven a calming place

VIDEO: Snake haven a calming place

This is a popular spot for snakes. Numerous cracks in the rock and holes made by tree roots provide great overnight sleeping areas. I've seen a dozen (garter snakes and water snakes) in the area in just 30 minutes of quiet sitting as they head towards their various...

Something smells about official ‘average’ water level

Something smells about official ‘average’ water level

One could be forgiven for thinking Lake Nipissing’s early April shoreline looked like low tide at the ocean.  Some of the lake bottom had been exposed long enough for the wind to blow the dried sand into small dunes. Numerous near-shore islands were no longer islands....

An Ode to Mentors

An Ode to Mentors

My cousin Ritchie and I had a nice long visit via telephone the other day.  During the pandemic, he made the decision to go back to school and he seems to be enjoying his experience.  We spoke of our time sharing an apartment in Etobicoke.  The adventures of two young...